Classic UK 1st Press red "Unboxed” Decca labels!!! Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has an absolutely TINY amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely been played at all!!! IMPOSSIBLE for a 52 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent+!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1969 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks FANTASTIC with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off perfection are just one or two BARELY VISIBLE totally non-sounding cosmetic scuffs, a minor little shallow cosmetic pressing bubble near the end of side A (only causes just 3 or 4 ultra light mild rotational ticks, over in a flash with no skips or jumps whatsoever) a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only one or two ULTRA light non sounding hairlines from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes affect smoothness of play AT ALL!!! MAGNIFICENT for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good+++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just a small amount of ultra light ticks on very rare occasions, and possibly just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near black silence, but with that bass, depth, clarity and warmth you can only get from original UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at least as Excellent+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original UK 1st press front laminated "Upton" sleeve complete with MEGA RARE original unaged sticker still attached and original custom red INCREDIBLY RARE uncensored inner (stunningly unaged and astonishingly bright condition with NO writing, graffiti, grubbiness, ink rubbing OR seam splits whatsoever - UNBELIEVABLE), IMPOSSIBLY RARE poster (quite possibly never even left the sleeve - unused with NO pin holes or sign of any use whatsoever!!! ASTONISHING), and OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE supremely limited Promo book (OUTSTANDING condition - 100% intact with all pages perfectly intact and super strongly attached with just some very minor hints of ageing to show of it’s 52 years such as just mild touch of usual rusting to the staples and only a tiny little dot scuff to the bottom of the disc on the front (quite possibly from press) - ULTRA clean and bright with NO grubbiness, creasing, writing, graffiti, or staple tearing at all!!! 100% intact and looks as though it's quite possibly never even been read more than once or twice, if ever!!! NO creases, dulling, writing OR graffiti, OR ink rubbing whatsoever!!! PHENOMENAL)!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks INCREDIBLE, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO graffiti, NO grubbiness, NO seam splits OR edge rubbing, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few MEGA light signs of ageing such as only a small amount of ultra light edge creases (NO half moons) and the merest ghost of a record imprint, literally one or two of the slightest signs of age to the STILL ultra clean and unbelievably unaged back such as minor little dark ink patch to the top left (being very picky here, most likely from press - absolutely NO nasty stains, ugly grubbiness, ink rubbing, writing OR graffiti whatsoever), a touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! An AMAZING sleeve, and a TRUE impossibility to find one as stunningly unaged as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! You simply won't believe that this is 52 years old!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, undulled, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, totally unsplit, and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall as Excellent!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : An OUTSTANDING 100% complete with IMPOSSIBLE promo book example of this PHENOMENALLY RARE classic Mono 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY ASTONISHING AS THIS!!! YOU WILL NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
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I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
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